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Course Title:              General Machinery Regulations

Description:               This training skill is aimed at equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the General Machinery Regulations in order to ensure legal compliance.

Duration:                    1 Day

Target Audience:       Employees working with Machinery, SHE Representatives and Supervisors

  • 1. Introduction 

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    • • History of Occupational Health and Safety
    • • South African workplace health and safety legal framework
    • • Liability concept
    • • Risk Assessments
    • • Appointments
    • • Audit
    • • Permit systems as well as Lock out/ Tag out system
  • 2. Occupational Safety and Health Act 85 of 1993 

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    • • Purpose of the Act
    • • Definitions of the OHS Act
    • • Duties of the employer to employees
    • • Duties of manufacturers, designers, erectors and installers
    • • General duties of employees at work
    • • Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things
    • • Duties of the CEO
    • • Functions of health and Safety Representatives
    • • Functions of safety and health committee
    • • Deductions of employees’ salaries
    • • Reporting of incidents
    • • Acts or omissions by employees and mandataries
  • 3. General Machinery Regulations 

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    • • Establishment and embodied principles related to construction
    • • Purpose of the Act
    • • Definitions of the General Machinery Regulations
    • • Supervision of machinery
    • • Safeguarding of machinery
    • • Working on moving or electrically alive machinery
    • • Devices to start and stop machinery
    • • Reporting of incidents in connection with machinery
    • • Modifiable incidents
    • • Offences and penalties
  • Course Notes 

    At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

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    • • Knowledge and understanding of the General Machinery Regulations.
    • • Requirements for compliance.
    • • Controls required in the General Machinery Regulation to achieve compliance.